The 10 Best TVs at Walmart in 2019

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The Rundown

  • Best Overall: TCL 50" at Walmart, "Features full 2160p 4K Ultra HD resolution and support for every streaming service you could possibly think of."
  • Best OLED: LG 65" at Walmart, "With an amazingly thin screen and OLED panels, the C8 includes intelligent voice control and access to major streaming apps."
  • Best 75-Inch: Sony 75" at Walmart, "It offers a great 4K UHD picture along with a minimalist aesthetic rarely seen among LED panels."
  • Best 65-Inch: Samsung 65" at Walmart, "Its patented “Quantum Dots” technology offers 4K Ultra HD resolution in a bright and extremely colour-rich picture."
  • Best 55-Inch: TCL 55" at Walmart, "Offers a nice balance of price and performance, with impressive 4K UHD picture quality and built-in support for Roku TV."
  • Best 40-Inch: Samsung 40" at Walmart, "The 4K UHD screen includes Samsung’s HDR10+ support and the Samsung Smart TV platform."
  • Best Budget: Sceptre 32" at Walmart, "The 32-inch model offers a good collection of inputs and impressive picture quality for its size at an affordable price ."
  • Best Full HD (1080p): Sceptre 50" at Walmart, "The Sceptre X50 gives you good 1080p quality with an impressive contrast ratio for a set in its price range."
  • Best HD (720p): VIZIO 32" at Walmart, "Vizio’s D32 stands out as a top pick, offering a good-sized 32-inch screen and a comprehensive set of smart TV features."
  • Best Small TV: RCA 19" at Walmart, "Providing solid 720p picture quality and a built-in digital tuner at an affordable price, RT1970 is a great choice for a small TV."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: TCL 50S425

Refurbished TCL 50

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Refurbished-TCL-50-Class-4K-Ultra-HD-2160P-Roku-Smart-LED-TV-50S425/577291209

Pros
  • Affordable

  • Built-in Roku support provides access to 500,000 shows

  • Great 4K picture quality

Cons
  • No voice assistant

  • Basic remote

  • Lower maximum brightness

You may not have heard much about TCL, but it’s actually one of the best makers of smart TVs in an affordable price range, and there’s a lot of goodness packed into its newest 50-inch model, with full 2160p 4K Ultra HD resolution and support for every streaming service you could possibly think of, thanks to its use of the popular Roku platform.

We expect you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the quality of this TV for its price since it’s not just 4K UHD, but also boasts HDR10 support with strong dynamic contrast, rich color, and deep blacks. You also get 3 HDMI ports, including one with HDMI ARC support, and a USB port for connecting an external hard drive or media player. There are also old-school coax and composite inputs for antennas, cable, and analog sources, plus a headphone jack, optical audio output, and an Ethernet port for hardwiring into your home network if your Wi-Fi won’t cut it.

The TCL50S425 gets its smarts from Roku TV, which gives you access to over 500,000 movies and TV shows, from the big-name streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube to the up-and-comers like Apple TV+ and Disney+. Although there’s no voice assistant here, if you have a Google Home, Amazon Echo, or other Alexa-compatible speaker, you can tie in Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to call up your favorite programs with simple voice commands. 

Best OLED: LG OLED65C8PUA

LG 65

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/LG-65-Class-OLED-C8-Series-4K-2160P-Smart-Ultra-HD-HDR-TV-OLED65C8PUA/433245960

Pros
  • Stunning black levels

  • Excellent contrast

  • Vivid colours

  • Apple AirPlay 2 support

Cons
  • Expensive

  • Limited streaming services

  • Voice assistant isn't as powerful as Alexa or Google

Although LCD technology is getting better all the time, there’s still nothing that compares to OLED when it comes to delivering amazing contrast ratios with obsidian-deep blacks. And LG still makes some of the very best OLED panels out there, especially when you consider how affordable its C8 series TVs are.

Not only does OLED give you a great picture, but the technology lets manufacturers create amazingly thin displays, and with its bezel-less tenth-of-an-inch thick screen, the C8 is as much of a work of art as it is a television. It’s so thin, in fact, that you’ll need to be careful when you set it up, as it bends more easily than you’d expect.

You also get intelligent voice control and access to a whole ecosystem of major streaming apps, thanks to LG’s ThinQ smart TV platform. There's Dolby Vision and HDR10 for stunning contrast and color performance, and Dolby Atmos sound; you get a surprisingly solid cinematic experience without needing to add a soundbar, although thanks to an HDMI ARC port and optical audio output, it’s really easy to connect it to your own home theatre sound system, too. 

Best 75-Inch: Sony XBR75X900F

Sony 75

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sony-75-Class-BRAVIA-4K-2160P-UHD-HDR-Dolby-Vision-Android-Smart-LED-TV-XBR75X900F/217599263

Pros
  • Very bright screen

  • Android TV provides versatile smart TV features

  • Attractive design

Cons
  •  Expensive

  • Sluggish user interface

Sony’s Bravia TVs have had a long reputation for being premium sets, and the newest 75-inch Bravia 4K keeps the trend going. It offers a great 4K UHD picture with a minimalist aesthetic rarely seen among LED panels, making it look more like a museum piece than a TV. Instead of the more common plastic black frame, Sony has surrounded this screen with brushed black metallic bezels, so all your attention stays focused on the display. 

This isn’t an OLED set, but in true Bravia form, it’s as close as LED technology can get, offering deep blacks and rich colors, courtesy of Sony’s proprietary X1 Extreme chip and full-array local dimming. It’s also really bright even by LED standards. There are also 4 HDMI inputs and three USB connections, including support for USB 3.0, meaning you can easily stream 4K video right from an external SSD.

The smarts in Sony’s Bravia sets are backed by the powerful Android TV platform, offering you access to one of the largest collections of apps available for a smart TV, including not only apps for streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, but also a wide variety of gaming and utility apps that can be found on the Google Play Store, and the ability to stream from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone using Google Chromecast. There’s also an included voice remote that lets you call up Google Assistant with the press of a button, or you can use a Google Home smart speaker to call out commands hands-free. 

Looking for more Sony TVs? Take a look at our Best Sony TVs of 2019

Best 65-Inch: Samsung QN65Q6FN

SAMSUNG 65

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/SAMSUNG-65-Class-4K-2160P-Ultra-HD-Smart-QLED-HDR-TV-QN65Q6FN/469690823

Pros
  • Extremely natural colours

  • 4K Upscaling

  • Apple AirPlay and TV+ support

Cons
  • Expensive

  • Not as good as OLED

  • Bixby voice assistant is limited compared to Alexa and Google

Samsung’s QN65Q60 sits in the sweet spot for 65-inch screens, thanks to its patented "Quantum Dots" technology that offers 4K Ultra HD resolution in a bright and extremely color-rich picture — billions of shades of color, in fact.

There’s support for HDR10+ here, but Samsung takes it up a notch with its own "Quantum HDR 4X" that provides even deeper contrast, with darker shadows and brighter whites than most other LED TVs, plus an anti-reflective screen so you won’t need to worry about glare. There’s also a two-speaker 20-watt sound system that supports Dolby Digital Plus, along with Bluetooth support so you can directly pair up a set of wireless speakers or headphones. 

Samsung uses its own smart TV platform, along with its own Bixby voice assistant; while not as sophisticated or full-featured as Alexa or Google Assistant, it gets the job done. The other smart TV features also lead the pack with access not only to mainstream services like Netflix and Hulu, but it's also one of the first smart TVs to embrace the Apple ecosystem, including AirPlay 2 video streaming from an iPhone or iPad, plus Apple’s TV app that lets you access iTunes movies, TV shows, and Apple TV+.

Best 55-Inch: TCL 55S425

TCL 55

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/TCL-55-Class-4K-Ultra-HD-2160P-HDR-Roku-Smart-LED-TV-55S425/471753560

Pros
  • Inexpensive

  • Built-in Roku TV Support

  • Great 4K picture quality

Cons
  • No voice assistant

  • Basic remote

  • Lower maximum brightness

If you’re looking for a more medium-sized TV, TCL’s 55-inch TV offers a nice balance of price and performance, with impressive 4K UHD picture quality and built-in support for Roku TV.

With the TCL55S425, you get 4K UHD with full HDR10 quality, which means strong dynamic contrast and good color performance, and the Roku TV feature lets you access a combination of over 500,000 movies and TV shows from a wide variety of streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Apple TV+, and Disney+. 

Although TCL doesn’t include a voice assistant here, you do get integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so if you have an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or other Alexa-compatible speaker in your home, you can easily call out voice commands to those in order to control what’s playing on your TV. You also get 3 HDMI 2.0 inputs, including one with HDMI ARC support, a USB port for connecting an external hard drive or media player, old-school coaxial and composite inputs, a headphone jack, optical audio out, and an Ethernet port. 

Best 40-Inch: Samsung UN43RU7100

SAMSUNG 43

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/SAMSUNG-43-Class-4K-Ultra-HD-2160P-HDR-Smart-LED-TV-UN43RU7100-2019-Model/364705026

Pros
  • Inexpensive 4K UHD Quality

  • Bluetooth audio output

  • Apple compatibility

Cons
  • Limited remote

  • Voice control requires external smart speaker

Samsung’s 43-inch UHD 7 proves you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a good 4K Ultra HD from a mainstream brand. Don’t be misled by the smaller size or more affordable price, either—this set is a strong performer that gives you the same great picture quality as its larger Samsung siblings, along with an elegant design you won’t often find in smaller and more inexpensive sets. 

The 4K UHD screen includes Samsung’s HDR10+ support, with per-scene dynamic range and local dimming, and will also upscale your 1080p content to full 4K. It also includes the standard Samsung Smart TV platform, which means you can get apps for all of the major streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.

If you use Apple devices, you’ll also appreciate that Samsung already delivers direct compatibility with AirPlay 2 streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook, and also includes Apple’s TV app that will let you buy and rent movies from iTunes or access Apple’s new Apple TV+ streaming service. There’s no built-in voice assistant here, but you can tie it into an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant compatible speaker. 

Looking for more inexpensive TVs? See our roundup of the best TVs for under $500.

Best Budget: Sceptre X322BV-SR

Sceptre 32

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sceptre-32-Class-HD-720P-LED-TV-X322BV-SR/55427159

Pros
  • Extremely affordable

  • Good connectivity

  • Good quality for the price

Cons
  • No smart TV features

  • Only 720p

It’s not surprising that Sceptre is Walmart’s best-selling TV brand, since these sets are remarkably affordable, and the 32-inch model is worth serious consideration if you’re looking for a small to mid-sized TV on a budget. 

Although it’s only 720p, you’re not likely going to be able to see much more than that in a 32-inch screen, so it’s reasonable considering the price. The picture quality is also impressive for an economy screen, with rich colors, a 60Hz refresh rate, and a 5000:1 contrast ratio.

There’s also a good collection of inputs here, letting you connect not only an HDMI device like a digital cable converter or streaming box—and with no smart features, you’ll likely want to do that—but there’s also a second HDMI input. Coaxial input and QAM digital tuner are also included, along with component, composite, and VGA inputs, so you can plug in older DVD players and set-top boxes, or even a laptop. There are also outputs for optical digital audio, headphones, and left and right analog RCA audio outputs for connecting external speakers.

Best Full HD (1080p): Sceptre X505BV-FSR

Sceptre 50

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sceptre-50-Class-FHD-1080P-LED-TV-X505BV-FSR/631796609 

Pros
  • Very affordable

  • High contrast

  • Good connectivity

Cons
  • No smart TV features

  • Not 4K

If you’re looking for an affordable 50-inch TV and 4K isn’t a requirement, the Sceptre X50 provides good 1080p quality with an impressive contrast ratio for a set in its price range. The 60Hz refresh rate is backed by a MEMC 120 frame rate to give you smooth 60fps 1080p playback, and the 25,000:1 contrast means you get a nice black level. 

Although this doesn't include any smart features, at this price you can easily add your own Roku TV box or Amazon Fire TV Stick, and there's a built-in USB port to connect an external storage device to display photos or playback a folder full of music files. 

There are also enough inputs here to connect just about anything you can think of. Not only do you get three HDMI ports and the aforementioned USB port, but there are also component and composite video for connecting older analog devices, plus a VGA port for a laptop or computer, and headphone and digital SPDIF audio outputs for hooking up external speakers.

Best HD (720p): VIZIO D32h-F1

VIZIO 32

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/VIZIO-32-Class-HD-720P-Smart-LED-TV-D32h-F1-2018-Model/871178965

Pros
  • Affordable smart TV

  • Built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant support

Cons
  • Only 720p

  • No built-in voice assistant

Vizio’s D32 stands out as a top pick among smaller and more affordable 720p sets, offering a good-sized 32-inch screen and a comprehensive set of smart TV features. Full-array LED backlighting provides impressive picture, color, and contrast performance. Two built-in speakers also provide DTS Studio sound. 

The built-in SmartCast TV platform not only gives you access to a wide array of apps for popular streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube, but it also includes Chromecast support built-in, so you can stream from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop directly onto the TV. There’s also a USB port for connecting your own media device directly to the TV. 

You can also install Vizio’s SmartCast Mobile app on your smartphone to be able to control the TV from any room in your house, and you can also use Google Assistant on a Google Home speaker or Android smartphone to control the TV with your voice. Two HDMI inputs also let you plug in a DVD player or your own set-top box.

Best Small TV: RCA RT1970

RCA 19

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-19-Class-HD-720P-LED-TV-RT1970/55540603

Pros
  • Small and affordable

  • Good set of inputs

Cons
  • Only 720p

  • No smart TV features

With so much emphasis being put on gargantuan TVs these days, it’s actually getting harder to figure out what to buy if you just want a small TV to put in your kitchen, sewing room, or workshop. RCA’s RT1970 is a great choice in this category.

Although it’s a pretty basic TV—there are no smart TV features or voice assistants—it provides a solid 720p picture quality and a built-in digital tuner. Plus at this price, you can easily afford to add your own Roku TV box or Amazon Fire TV stick if you want to turn it into a smart TV. 

There’s also a nice collection of ports on the back, which is something rare in smaller and less expensive TVs. Not only do you get an HDMI port, but also HD component inputs, a coax port backed by a digital ATSC tuner, plus a USB port, composite video, VGA, PC audio, and headphone and audio-out ports. 

Looking for more options? Check out our list of 10 Best Dorm and Small Apartment TVs.

What to Look for in a TV at Walmart

Size - When determining what size TV you should buy, first survey the size of the room. How far is the seating away from the TV? Will it be mounted or sit on a media stand? These are all factors that play into your selection. Generally, larger TVs will be pricier, but most models come in a slew of sizes so you won’t have to make sacrifices on features.

Picture quality - The primary factor in delivering optimum picture quality is the resolution. If you want the best resolution out there, look for 4K (also referred to as Ultra HD), which equals a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That’s roughly 4x the number of pixels in a Full HD screen. With so many more pixels crammed into the screen, your pixel density is higher, which means you see a much clearer picture with incredible detail. 

Smart capabilities - Smart TVs are almost the standard these days as streaming TV shows and movies is now the norm. Brands usually have their own proprietary interface, so play around with different ones if you can, taking note of usability. A good setup will save you valuable minutes when navigating to your favorite shows.

Our Process 

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular Walmart TVs on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 10 different Walmart TVs overall, screened options from 5 different brands and manufacturers, read over 25 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested one of the Walmart TVs themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.